Friday, January 14, 2011

Going home

My time up in Utah is coming to an end I leave for home in the morning. I've had a great time but truly didn't help out as much as I had expected. I got to teach piano lessons, teach school to Peter, did some dishes and washing...and got to play with the
grandkids. I mostly had fun, while Carrie was unpacking. I realized tonight that being here wasn't for them. It was for me. I
needed to know that they were alright and that the move to Utah was a good one for them. I needed to be with them for a
week just to be reminded and to see for myself what a well functioning family they have. I'm so impressed.
Jonathan and Carrie get up very early and have beautiful music playing. Their kids come down for a nice healthy breakfast
together and then they have family scripture study and sing a hymn by 6 am. Jonathan starts work by 6:30 and the kids start
school at 8:30. There is no fighting among the kids and they truly serve and love one another. I'm just so pleased with the
great job offer that Jonathan received and know that it is a blessing from the Lord. They have a lovely 4 level home and the kids
love the snow. We built a dinky snowman last Monday, but it was fun and the best that we could do...and today, Lily and Emma
made a huge one by rolling the snow balls. It was so fun. It's hard to have Jonathan and Carrie and their family move up here
because we won't see them very much, but I have great peace in my heart knowing that all is well with them and that their
family of 7 is thriving and progressing so well. They are happy and have fun together. They have so much love for each other.
Tonight we celebrated Lily's 9th birthday and each of the kids decorated their own little cake. It's been a great week for me and
now I am ready to go home.

1 comment:

  1. Margaret, I haven't been reading or doing blogging much in the last year, but I was reading your blog today and I realized how little I know about my cousins and their families. I want to learn more. Enjoyed your post.